A sad day for Irish Fisherman
Ubfortunately the stories are true
1 The Pere Charles sank on her return journey to Dunmore East, very close to hook head last wed evening. She was travelling in company of another trawler and asked them to standby. They looked at their radar and the other trawler vanished. In what was a very fast sinking the trawler sank within seconds with five men on board. Divers are in situ on standby waiting for weather conditions to ease to recover the bodies from the sunken vessell.
2. Thursday night seen the Kinsale based trawler Honeydew 2 sink after being hit by a wave estimated by yhe survivors to have been fifteen metres high. Two non nationals made it to one of the liferafts and were rescued 20 hours later. The Honeydew was hove-to having being fishing near Mine head. They had tried to make their way back to Kinsale but the weather forced themm to stall their efforts. Two men are still mssing.
Our prayers and well wishes go out to all the family and friends of all involved.
Take it easy ....but, take it all the way.